Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 4th, 2002
Although their study does not pinpoint the exact origin of the Florida isolate, it confirms previous scientific reports that the bacterium is derived from the Ames strain. In addition, the study shows how whole-genome sequencing technology and computational methods can be a powerful approach for analyzing anthrax and other bacterial outbreaks. Those techniques will enable researchers to more accurately trace the origin of individual bacterial strains, determine if those strains have...
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